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Fertigation Master Class

April 11 @ 10:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm



Location: Meijer Drive

Join us for a two day Fertigation Master Class 

When:       11th and 12th April 2018

Where:     Lincoln Event Centre

Cost:         $650 +GST

Places are limited so get in early to avoid disappointment.

A two day workshop will be held in Lincoln on 11-12 April 2018 for irrigators and irrigation service industry professionals on fertigation.

This is a unique opportunity to both inform yourself about best practice in fertigation and help develop a resource for irrigators with guidance on successful fertigation, good management practice advice and resources.

The event will enable irrigators and their service industries to be part of this best practice resource which may inform any future regulations around fertigation equipment and practice.

We are delighted to have International water and irrigation expert Stuart Styles with us to present sections of the class. Stuart is the Director of the Irrigation Training and Research Centre at Cal Poly in California. He has three decades of field experience in irrigation as a consultant and engineer.

The class will cover:

  • Looking at two different scenarios (horticultural and broadacre) – why carry out fertigation? What are the costs and benefits? Fertigation and chemigation, scale and crop considerations (with Stuart Styles)
  • Regulation – what backflow prevention requirements are necessary? What is my risk profile and what implications does this have?
  • Design and installation for drip micro and greenhouse, broadacre spray, solid set/ traveller. Design consideration including permanent versus mobile, controllers, mixing units, filtration and flushing
  • Operation and maintenance – dilution and run times – crop specific examples. Flushing and system constraints
  • Products – what is best for different scenarios, advice on mixing.


The outcome of the class is to produce a resource that will provide irrigators with clear information for successful fertigation, including costs and benefits, good management practice knowledge resources and related training opportunities.

It will also enable irrigators and their service industries to inform and achieve any future regulations around fertigation equipment and practice.

The master class will help to unlock the future potential of fertigation in NZ through providing answers to the following questions –

  1. What are the costs and benefits of fertigation?
  2. What are the equipment options for fertigation and to which scenarios are they best applied?
  3. What does ‘good practice’ design, installation and management look like?

The programme involves presentations on each topic followed by discussion and agreement that these are industry accepted standards. There will be a field trip on the afternoon of day 1 as well as a dinner on the Wednesday night. Full programme will be released soon….

The price for the master class is $650 + GST

Notice of withdrawal: 7 days – 50% registration refunded or transferable to another person, 3 days – no refund – transferable to another person

To register book tickets online below:



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Fertigation Master Class$650.00Fertigation Workshop

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April 11 @ 10:00 am
April 12 @ 5:00 pm


lincoln event centre
Meijer Drive
Lincoln, Selwyn 7608 New Zealand
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